Creative Technologist Person and Technical Team Lead
As a tech lead I spend half my time making things (writing code, drawing circles on whiteboards) and the other half managing stuff (frowning and nodding in meetings, moving kanban tickets from one column to the other and drawings circles on whiteboards)
I designed and wrote an application in python that uses listens to the twitter streaming API. It works out when it needs to search for images and what to search for.
It ran during the superbowl and handled around 1mil tweets. It has been patented and it has won awards.
If I ever work on a better project, with better team-mates, for a better client, I've won the internet.
Some of the most fun and innovative programming and process techniques went into this project.
Here we are discussing how the Social Listener™ (patented) will post (and award winning) pictures in real-time during events like the Superbowl.
The pattern below is a graph representing the trending activity during the Celtic Barcelona game in the 2012 UCL match.
I want to make cool things
Having recently helped a student with their MA project, I’ve started getting into Processing. This is a simple output from the ambient noise in our kitchen. I’m loving the speed to development from idea to results.
Nike / JD Sports
King of Trainers
This project was a first for a lot of reasons.
- 1st time I lead a team properly
- 1st time I’d done responsive
- 1st time I’d done kanban
- 1st time I said to myself “man, that was a wicked piece of work” at work
Company Makedays! *whackyface*
Nyan Cat won the 1st Makeday
So, we made a talking PingPong table that managed a player waiting list. you texted it when you wanted to play and it picked the next to people in line for a game.
It was completely automated and used more libraries and gadets than I have digits on my hands and feet. Our 3 minute presentation was a list of pronouns which were the names of all the involved technologies.
The ones I can remember are twilio, makeymakey, raspberry pi? (as a server), redis (as a queue), python/fabric and C-C-C-Code Igniter (I think this is the last time I’ve used Code Igniter).